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Employer Value Proposition: A Conceptual Framework and Scale Development for Indian Information Technology Professionals


  • Salila Kumar Pattnaik

    (Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., Chennai, India)

  • Rajnish Kumar Misra

    (Jaypee Business School, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, India)


In a competitive global market, organizations are striving to retain the best talent by providing sustainable employer value proposition (EVP); ‘value proposition' employees perceive or expect from their employer. Although EVP is conceptually appealing, there has been little systematic effort to empirically examine the dimensions of EVP. Information technology companies are adopting strategies to provide proposition that attract and retain employees. This paper identifies the attributes of EVP from the perspective of employees working in Information Technology companies in India. A scale is developed and validated to measure EVP on a sample size of 474. EVP scale was tested for its factor structure, reliability and validity. The results indicated that EVP scale comprised of five attributes; developmental value, inspirational value, work environment value, work value, and work life balance. The finding of the research is discussed; limitations noted; recommendations for enhancing EVP in IT companies, and future research directions.

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  • Salila Kumar Pattnaik & Rajnish Kumar Misra, 2016. "Employer Value Proposition: A Conceptual Framework and Scale Development for Indian Information Technology Professionals," International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP), IGI Global, vol. 7(4), pages 15-32, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:igg:jhcitp:v:7:y:2016:i:4:p:15-32

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